Ashley Aya Ferguson is creating Stories
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I just want to write.
I mom. I work. I drive. I clean. Yet, I live and feel. Everything means something. While I want to sit and process and write and wrap up love in stories about strangers, I know that without the whirlwind there is no art. I have written one book. I'd like to write several more. I need to know that I am supported. I need capital to invest in me while I personally handle my life and responsibilities.

Why am I asking for support?
I want to be the best writer I can be. IMO this requires several things: 

1. I need to refine my craft.
I would like to attend writer's conferences, participate in writing circles, attend classes, read books, and work with coaches/editors. All of these practices require money. I'm not ashamed to start a second job - but then I wouldn't have any time to write.

2. I want to share my work with the world. 
I have an author website and I have a website for my first book, Girl, You Are Magic! There is a cost to maintain hosting, my domain name and to hire the occasional developer to fix problems. Additionally, self-publishing requires money for ISBNs, title set-up, production, layout and copies on hand. I'd love to publish through a big house but I am not there yet so I'll do it myself. 

3. I just want to write.
I don't always want to have to think about how I am going to pay for this or that. I don't want to spend more time being a businesswoman than I spend being a writer. I just want to write and find new ways to deliver my content to the world.      
Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month

At this level, you can support my cause and read some personal pieces I have yet to share with anyone.

Sparkler
$5 or more per month

Who doesn't love to see a sparkler shine a little light against a dark night? I am so thankful for you. This level of support will help fund my website.

Lantern
$10 or more per month
I am finding my way, learning how to shine my light. With your help it can be brighter. Thank you for your support. This level will help me continue to offer speaking engagements for youth for free.
Star
$25 or more per month
When I look into a sky full of stars I feel like I am a part of a beautiful vision. My intention as a writer is to inspire. Thank you for believing in me. This level of support will help me maintain my laptop and cover the cost of the writing circle I participate in.


Spark
$50 or more per month
Of course I will shine regardless, but I want to start a fire. Will you be the spark? This level of support will help me travel to writer conferences, pay for title uploads for new books and create automated marketing materials so I can focus on creating.
Goals
$0 of $100 per month
When I reach $100 per month I will begin to share ideas about upcoming works and release exclusive pieces of content monthly on the Patreon page.
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I just want to write.
I mom. I work. I drive. I clean. Yet, I live and feel. Everything means something. While I want to sit and process and write and wrap up love in stories about strangers, I know that without the whirlwind there is no art. I have written one book. I'd like to write several more. I need to know that I am supported. I need capital to invest in me while I personally handle my life and responsibilities.

Why am I asking for support?
I want to be the best writer I can be. IMO this requires several things: 

1. I need to refine my craft.
I would like to attend writer's conferences, participate in writing circles, attend classes, read books, and work with coaches/editors. All of these practices require money. I'm not ashamed to start a second job - but then I wouldn't have any time to write.

2. I want to share my work with the world. 
I have an author website and I have a website for my first book, Girl, You Are Magic! There is a cost to maintain hosting, my domain name and to hire the occasional developer to fix problems. Additionally, self-publishing requires money for ISBNs, title set-up, production, layout and copies on hand. I'd love to publish through a big house but I am not there yet so I'll do it myself. 

3. I just want to write.
I don't always want to have to think about how I am going to pay for this or that. I don't want to spend more time being a businesswoman than I spend being a writer. I just want to write and find new ways to deliver my content to the world.      

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Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month

At this level, you can support my cause and read some personal pieces I have yet to share with anyone.

Sparkler
$5 or more per month

Who doesn't love to see a sparkler shine a little light against a dark night? I am so thankful for you. This level of support will help fund my website.

Lantern
$10 or more per month
I am finding my way, learning how to shine my light. With your help it can be brighter. Thank you for your support. This level will help me continue to offer speaking engagements for youth for free.
Star
$25 or more per month
When I look into a sky full of stars I feel like I am a part of a beautiful vision. My intention as a writer is to inspire. Thank you for believing in me. This level of support will help me maintain my laptop and cover the cost of the writing circle I participate in.


Spark
$50 or more per month
Of course I will shine regardless, but I want to start a fire. Will you be the spark? This level of support will help me travel to writer conferences, pay for title uploads for new books and create automated marketing materials so I can focus on creating.